Giving Back with Johnson & Johnson

This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

You hear it all the time, “giving is better than getting” and I can tell you after 42 years on this earth that phrase is 100 percent true!  Giving is one of the most rewarding things you can ever do!  Blessing a family or a person with food, winter clothing, shelter,your service or time and/or any other need can turn into one of your greatest gifts, especially this time of year when so many are hurting!

Woman holding a gift box in a gesture of giving.

One of the biggest lessons I want to teach my children is serving and helping others when they are in need.  The holidays shouldn’t be the only time we reach out to help others but they are a good reminder to make someone’s day a little brighter.  One single family can’t change the entire world but imagine what a difference it would make to the world if we all did our part!

During the holiday season we have filled shoeboxes for children in other countries who wouldn’t have a Christmas otherwise, and we have adopted local families that needed someone to help them out a particular year when they were having a tough time with presents and food!  I have taught my children to care for the elderly and the ones who have been widowed and are alone.  We had a neighbor across the street who would light up every time she saw my daughter bringing her a treat or having my kids take in her garbage cans in or bring her mail to her helped her so much.  Sometimes we forget its the little daily tasks that can sometimes be very difficult for a sick or elderly person that can bless them a great deal!

The word GIVE spelled out on clothespin clipped cards in front of glowing lights.

This year you can bless too!   You can download the Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo app and share a photo as a way to give back to those in need. You can even share on  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help spread the word about this great cause. For every photo shared through the free Donate a Photo app, Johnson & Johnson donates $1 to one of its trusted non-profit partners, chosen by the user. Since it launched, there have been over 1.75 million photos donated.  Imagine what a difference that has made to so many!  You can donate a one photo everyday!

Johnson & Johnson is proudly a longstanding partner with Save the Children. You can also purchase a gift from the Save the Children “Gifts of Joy” holiday catalogue and Johnson & Johnson will match each donation (up to $450,000), building on a three-year $10 million commitment.  There are some wonderful things in the catalogue and by shopping in it you are really make a difference.

We want to be givers in our family and we want to help make the world a little brighter when often it is filled with hardships and bad news.  We hope we have inspired you to be givers too!

Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.

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